Expungement is the opportunity to erase a prior
criminal conviction from the public record. The conviction is sealed and can help you move
past your conviction and gain opportunities which would have been out
of reach with a criminal record. Expungement is a favor given to individuals
who can prove that their expungement is at the favor of society.
Expungement is only available in situations where a mistake was made. It
is possible that mistaken identity caused an innocent person to be convicted,
especially in cases of identity theft. There are other methods to seal
records available to those who were convicted without a mistake. A pardon
from the governor can allow records to be sealed. You may not be eligible
for expungement, but it still may be possible to have your records sealed.
If you were convicted mistakenly, you can submit a petition to the head
of the agency that is responsible for maintaining past convictions and
current offender information. Your attorney can help you prepare and submit
your petition. The agency will review your petition and determine if it
will be granted or denied. If you are ineligible for expungement, you
can still petition the governor for a pardon, which will serve the same
purpose. If a pardon is granted, your records will be sealed and your
criminal conviction can be set aside, which means that your record will
treat the conviction as if it had never occurred unless you are charged
with a later crime. If this occurs, your criminal record will be considered
during your trial.
Speak with Wasilla Criminal Defense Lawyers - (907) 357-5297
Your criminal record can have a lasting impact on your life, so it can
be critical to seal your records. At the
Denali Law Group, we are prepared to help you overcome your criminal convictions and have
your conviction erased. Our Wasilla
criminal defense attorneys are backed by more than 75 years of combined experience, and
we are well-equipped to handle your case.
Contact our offices to schedule a
no-cost initial case evaluation. Call (907) 357-5297 today.